May Last Friday Review

The May Last Friday was held at 246 Sackville Street and it was another fun evening with new talent. We had the Focus House Band kick off the night with what they do best as everyone ate Caribbean food. We also had Trevonne also known as 1 2 Tres read a poem he wrote. Trevonne is truly a Jack of all trades. He can produce beats, play the drums, the guitar and now write poetry? Wow! We had Isaac who is part of Catch da Flava Radio read a poem he wrote. Isaac was really nervous but as he said in his poem he, “came to finish what he started” and he did! I was so proud of him. Amazing talent from our youth in the Regent Park community!


We had Sean Reyes perform who also came into the Radio Regent studios a few months ago on one of our Catch da Flava Youth Radio shows. You can check out his interview by visiting our archives on our website www.regentparkfocus.com. Sean has been through a lot after getting into a serious accident and having numerous brain surgeries. Music brings happiness to himself and others when he performs and it brings him hope that you can achieve anything when you have music in your life. There was a female performance by Ashley Blake who Executive Director of Regent Park Focus Adonis Huggins met in Kensington Market. Everyone talked after about how Ashley’s voice was soulful, her original songs and guitar skills were amazing.

We had Corey Su perform who I had the chance meeting at America’s Next Top Model All Stars convention in Toronto. I met Corey as I saw him play the electric guitar for Canadian recording artist Farahri. Corey surprised me with his soothing voice and guitar skills similar to John Mayer. Another performer I met at the Top Model convention is James Mabee. I met James through a friend who told me he played at the convention. I missed his performance so I asked him to perform at our Last Friday event. In high school James entered a contest to open up for Canadian recording artist Lights. He was selected as the winner in his school but did not however make the final round competing against performers from other schools across Canada. Nevertheless, James continues to write songs and perform at events. He currently booked a gig to perform at Youth Day on July 22nd at Yonge and Dundas. Congrats! All the youth should go watch his performance since it is not far from Regent Park and it is free.



See you at our next Last Friday on June 19th, 2012 at 500 Dundas Street East at 6:30pm!

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